May 2-4, 2018 | Charlotte, NC | Charlotte Convention Center
Thursday, May 3
Time Session Presenter Location
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast Ballroom AB Prefunction
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
Concourse C
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Plenary Session II: ArcGIS for State and Local Government Solutions: An Overview
Did you know that Esri provides hundreds of ready-to-use Solutions that are designed to meet common needs in state and local governments? The ArcGIS for State and Local Government Solutions help you jump-start key initiatives for internal and external stakeholders. This session will introduce attendees to Esri's solutions initiative, provide you an overview of popular solution areas, and a sneak peek of the road ahead including future development initiatives.
Scott Oppmann and Nikki Golding, Esri Ballroom AB
10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking and Refreshment Break Exhibit Hall C1
10:30 am - 3:00 pm GIS Solutions Expo Exhibit Hall C1
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hands-On Learning Lab and Data Health Check
Hands-On Learning Lab
Explore Esri software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab. The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. Esri instructors are available to answer your questions.
Data Health Check
Schedule your Data Health Check, a free, 45-minute service provided by an Esri expert, who will review and analyze your GIS data, focusing on features and attributes.
Room 218 AB
11:00 am - 12:00 Noon Location Analytics: Site Selection(User Presentations) Room 217 BC
An ArcGIS Solution for Cell Sites and Sectors
Reporting on wireless call routing information to 9-1-1
I use a feature class attribute table to enter cell tower attribute data.
I use a field calculator to place tower features based upon attribute data.
I use Python scripts to locate cell tower points, locate the sectors on the towers, and draw pie-shaped polygons of sector footprints.
I report following geospatial data: the location of the towers, sectors and cross-streets that represents the center of the sector footprint.
Paul Krantz, Hillsborough County Government
Identifying Sensitive Habitats to Reduce Solar Power Facility Siting Conflicts
Solar energy is a rapidly growing industry in the state of Georgia. NASA DEVELOP partnered with The Nature Conservancy and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to conduct a geospatial analysis using NASA Earth observations to inform solar site planning and to communicate with key stakeholders. The results of this project will be utilized by our partner organizations to recommend suitable sites for environmentally conscious solar farm construction to protect endangered keystone species.
Emad Ahmed, NASA Development Program, Wise County VA
11:00 am - 12:00 Noon Public Works & Utilities: Asset Management (User Presentations)
Room 208 B
Using GIS as the System of Insight
The value of GIS-centric asset management systems is most realized with analytics.This analysis can use the operational information from work orders with the assets in GIS for powerful management tools in Cityworks.
Cityworks Insights provides the opportunity to take the collected information and conduct risk-based analysis by determining what, when, and where the next round of investment should be, but also the why.
Dave Bramwell, Cityworks
From Big Data Analytics to Cost Estimation - A Modern Day Enterprise GIS Utility Program
Opelika Utilities is using the ArcGIS platform enterprise wide to perform not only big data analytics, but also quick construction cost estimates for their grant-funded capital improvement projects. Opelika is using Cost Map to validate construction cost estimates pre and post construction, perform “what-if” scenarios, and forecast future year’s CIPs that leverages RSMeans data’s 3-year forecasted construction cost information.

This presentation will discuss how one agency used ArcGIS online, transforming their investment in GIS to serve public & private stakeholders cost-effectively. It will cover collaboration with researchers, data security and GIS-based strategies for Section 106 compliance.
Wendy Peloquin, Steve Mulberry, GISinc
11:00 pm - 12:00 Noon SESSION CANCELLED: Education: Law Enforcement (User Presentations)
Room 209 AB
CANCELLED - The Effects of Waiting Periods on Mass Shootings: A Spatial Analysis (User Presentations)


CANCELLED - Using Risk Terrain Modeling to Predict Locations of Violent Crime


11:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Young Professional Network Panel: Driving Change Through Collaboration
Learn how young professionals are bridging silos and innovating in a web-centric GIS world by leveraging cross-agency portals. Analysts are moving faster than the typical "speed of government" to explore new workflows and collaborations. Young professionals are becoming the change they want to see in government, iterative and agile.
Presenters TBA Room 210 AB
11:00 am - 12:00 Noon
ArcGIS Pro: Editing Data and Making Maps (Esri Technical Session)
ArcGIS Pro is a project-based desktop GIS for the GIS Professional. With it, you can build projects from your maps, data, analytical models, as well as collaborate with others in your organization and share your work with everyone on the web. In this session, you will learn some of the basic capabilities, common workflows and resources to begin editing and making maps with ArcGIS Pro.
*All Users
Sarah Scher, Esri
Room 217 A
11:00 am - 12:00 Noon
ArcGIS Enterprise: Architecture & Deployment (Esri Technical Session)
ArcGIS Enterprise is made up of several software components that satisfy a range of enterprise GIS capabilities, but architecting your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment doesn't have to be difficult. This session will cover the fundamentals of architecting the base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment, review the software components and server roles, introduce tools that allow one to manage and maintain the environment as well as lead you through more complex deployment scenarios that include utilizing new capabilities.
*Intermediate
Anthony Meyers, Esri Room 208 A
11:00 am - 12 Noon
Implementing ArcGIS Solutions in Your Organization (Esri Technical Session)
This session will describe how to deploy the ArcGIS for State and Local Government solutions and configure the maps and apps to meet specific business needs in your organization. Newly released maps and apps that help organizations tackle public health challenges, understand and communicate environmental impacts and maintain situational awareness before, and during, an incident or event will be highlighted in this session.
*All Users
Scott Oppman and Nikki Golding, Esri 217 D
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Hosted Lunch Exhibit Hall C1
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Planning, Community & Economic Development - Protecting Property & Neighborhoods II (User Presentations)
Surveying Blight in Mobile, Alabama
Residential blight causes a tremendous loss in real estate equity. The City of Mobile has set out to address residential blight with a goal of restoring more than $15 million in real estate equity to homeowners with a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropy. It all started with the trials of Instagram to fully using Esri's Collector for ArcGIS and ArcOnline to survey the city. The City of Mobile has successfully recorded and categorized residential blight to meet its goal.
Brent Carr, University of South Alabama Room 217 BC
Hardeeville Opendata & Utilizing Arc-collector for Code Enforcement
The first half of the presentation will discuss the use of ArcGIS hub as a tool for data consolidation and public access. The site is currently in its early stages, but we aim to publish departmental data within a month.
The second aspect of the presentation will discuss the use of arc-collector and workforce in code enforcement. These apps have allowed the planning department to monitor code violations and increased accountability from property owners, creating a more efficient and effective system.
Kiel Jenkins, City of Hardeeville Room 217 BC
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Assets Management - Applications (User Presentations)
Room 208 B
Techniques for Integrating Esri with Salesforce
The Town of Cary is combining Salesforce with the ESRI stack to redefine how we interact with citizens, track work orders and manage resources. Leveraging the ArcGIS suite of tools and libraries extends the capabilities of Salesforce applications to include geospatial workflows and analysis to adding powerful spatial context to traditional CRM solutions. This session explores three scenarios where ESRI products were combined with features from Salesforce to create unique custom solutions.
Tyler Waring, Brian Yaraswich, and Brandon Fitch, Town of Cary, NC
Using ArcGIS Online and AppStudio to Create a Comprehensive Citizen Problem Reporting Platform
This presentation will outline how the City of Salisbury, NC developed Salisbury311, a solution for problem reporting that features a web application and native mobile applications for Android and iOS. The companion management application and operations dashboard are used to oversee the resolution of reported issues. The presentation will also highlight the customization of the mobile applications using AppStudio's QML editor, along with a notification system using Python scripts.
Levi Coldiron, City of Salisbury
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Water Utility & Parcels - Data Management (User Presentations)
Room 209 AB
Utilizing GIS Data Management - Water Utilities
VHB was hired to create a GIS of water utilities for a local government to aid in their decision-making processes. The tasks included managing over 12,000 as-built plans by linking them within GIS, creating a LGIM containing geometric utility networks for their four water systems, and utilizing the Esri tools for water utility networking. Although the tools didn’t always match what the city had envisioned, VHB provided support by customizing the tools to their needs.
Christen Callahan, VHB
Building the Perfect Parcel Data Layer
This presentation will explore requirements for the perfect Parcel Layer, including subordinate layers, documentation of deed information, interaction between layers, analytical functionality of the layer and resources available to maintain the layer. We shall then compare these requirements against the current methods to determine how we can implement and use these requirements to better our editing and maintenance responsibilities.
Frank Conkling, Panda Consulting
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mobile GIS Workflows using Collector, Workforce and Navigator (Esri Technical Session)
ArcGIS field apps help you use the power of location to improve coordination and achieve operational efficiencies in field workforce activities. Reduce or even replace your reliance on paper. Ensure that everyone, in the field and the office, uses the same authoritative data so you can reduce errors, boost productivity, and save money. See three of these apps; Workforce, Navigator, and Collector, in a set of demonstrations and discussions to get you started.
*All Users
Daniel Wickens, Esri Room 217 A
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
ArcGIS Python API: Introduction to Scripting your Web GIS
The ArcGIS Python API enables ArcGIS users and developers to leverage the Python ecosystem to automate their workflows and perform repetitive tasks by writing Python scripts. In this workshop, you will learn how the ArcGIS API for Python can help in scripting and automating your Web GIS. It will start with an introduction to the API—who it's built for and what it can do for you. The workshop will walk you through the process of getting the API through Conda and writing scripts using Jupyter Notebook. A brief tour of the API will be followed by a show-and-tell of some of the powerful capabilities of the API, including where to find sample scripts and other resources.
*Intermediate
Ben Ramseth, Esri Room 208 A
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
ArcGIS Solutions for Law Enforcement (Esri Technical Session)
The law enforcement environment is changing, citizens demand more accountability, budgets demand more efficiency, timelines are shorter than ever, and officers want technology that works like their smart phones. Hard copy crime maps are no longer enough to get the job done. To be effective in the modern policing environment, every officer in every unit needs the ability to visualize and analyze location data relevant to them, at anytime, anywhere, and on any device. This session will highlight how to use Esri’s out-of-the-box templates to address the needs of a modern law enforcement agency and help create a safe community.
*All Users
Kevin Armstrong, Esri Room 217 D
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location Analysis - Site Selection and Location Analytics (User Presentations)
Room 217 BC
Where Should we Place this Orthodontic School?
Real estate professionals locate profitable sites, plan market changes, and stay on top of changing tastes. They must have careful site selection and strategic planning. Which location would be the best investment for the orthodontic school in Atlanta? The orthodontic school should be placed 20-30 minutes from the central point. The area population is more dense, closer to the suburbs, more primary schools, and there is more traffic which means more exposure.
Zella Harmon, MountainStar Capital
An Introduction to Location Analytics. Who and Where are the Customers and Why Does it Matter?
In today's global economy, knowing who your customers are, where they are located, and identifying the patterns in the data is even more important than ever. GIS can take business intelligence to the next level by adding location analytics and demographic analysis. This allows businesses to predict spending habits and provide the goods and services beyond the normal business analytics. I will also discuss future trends in Location Analytics and new tools to provide real-time analysis.
Brenda McLuskie, Water Oak Consulting
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Agriculture - Image Management (User Presentations)
Room 208 B
UAV Based Thermal Remote Sensing to Assess Soil Moisture and Plant Moisture Stress
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) mapping of the spatial distribution of soil temperature may allow the estimation of the amount of soil moisture. The objectives of this study is to compare sensor-measured soil moisture with an UAV-derived soil temperature map.
Austin Green, Clemson University
ArcGIS as an Image Management Platform for Agriculture Applications
The Accenture Digital Agriculture Service (DAS) helps farmers gather and cross-correlate a wide range of critical data to make meaningful and timely operating decisions that can enhance yield and profitability. This presentation describes our experience and challenges that we encountered with ArcGIS in implementing a temporal multi spectral geo-referenced imagery store that can be used for efficient access and pre-processing transformations by downstream applications for agriculture.

Badri Lokanathan, Accenture
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Education - Analysis Research Study (User Presentations) Room 209 AB
Assessing Geographical Heterogeneity in Gender Parity in School Environment
We conducted hot-spot analysis and geographically weighted regression to assess spatial variability in gender parity in middle school enrollment and its correlates. Results reveal rural-urban and north-south variability and show that limited educational resources contribute to gender parity. The advanced spatial analysis techniques allowed for in-depth examination of gender parity and investments in educational resources, and highlights the spatial nuances in what predicts gender disparities.
David Ansong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Abena Ampomah, University of Ghana
Geographical Heterogeneity Differences in How Individuals and Families Save for Education: A Global Analysis
Education savings accounts is becoming a viable option for education funding. We used the Global Findex data to examine possible underlying distinct spatial profiles of how countries save for education. The ArcGIS Grouping Analysis tool produced classification profiles of countries. Results confirm three underlying spatial profiles. The results suggest that sufficient contextualization of programs would be necessary given the complex and varied experiences in different geographical areas.
David Ansong, Frank Otchere, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Moses Okumu, University of Toronto
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An Introduction to Survey123 for ArcGIS (Esri Technical Session)
Survey123 for ArcGIS is a simple, yet powerful form-centric data gathering solution for creating, sharing, and analyzing field-based surveys in three easy steps. This session introduces Survey123 for ArcGIS, illustrating how you can build your own smart forms with Survey123 Web designer, share your surveys with the general public as Web Forms and analyze the incoming data.
*All Users
Ismael Chivite, Esri Room 217 A
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Data Interoperability Extension: An Introduction (Esri Technical Session)
This session will provide an introduction to the Data Interoperability Extension for ArcGIS Pro. Learn about ETL (Exchange, Transform, Load), how this extension is being used to migrate data from the Geometric Network into the new Utility Network, and how to move data from traditional silos like CADD, Excel, CSV, SQL Server, etc. to an ArcGIS Online Open Data site with charts and visualizations freely available to anyone. Come find out how to utilize Data Interoperability to automate your workflows.
*Intermediate
Jason Schroeder, Esri Room 208 A
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArcGIS Solutions for Public Works (Esri Technical Session)
Public Works departments are grappling with aging infrastructure, limited funding for repairs, and rising costs of improvements. They face pressure to be more transparent as citizens expect more accountability for government spending. GIS is one of the essential tools that public works departments can use to better manage their assets, more effectively allocate field resources, maximize the value of dollars spent on infrastructure improvements, and increase transparency and quality of service for citizens. This session will provide an overview to a set of public works maps and apps available in the ArcGIS for Local Government solution. These ready-to-use maps and applications help organizations leverage their geographic information to develop more efficient operations.
*All Users
Scott Oppman, Esri Room 217 D
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Networking and Refreshment Break East and West Meeting Room Prefunctions
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Public Safety - NG911 - Pre-Incident Planning (User Presentations) Room 217 BC
Preparing for NextGen911 - A Regional Approach
Next Generation 911 (NG911) systems are reliant on GIS data. Roanoke County, with the cities of Roanoke and Salem, led the development of a regional PSAP database that supports local coordination via online accessibility & an established common framework to address boundary & jurisdiction ambiguity in support of NG911 efforts by leveraging the Esri platform.
David Wray, Roanoke County
Pre-Incident Planning Using Web GIS
Creating a Pre-Incident Planning (PIP) Application for Lake County Fire Rescue using secure services, Web App Builder, and ArcGIS Operations Dashboard. The PIP application is used by over 100 firefighters to collect Pre-Incident information including: AED locations, shut-off values, hazardous materials, and other information. Python updates field values and generates email alerts on the back-end. It also has an admin dashboard that tracks the collections from fire stations across the county.
Brandon Barnett, Lake County BCC
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Climate Change - Climate Resiliency (User Presentations) Room 208 B
Exploring Climate Change for Resilience
The NEMAC-FernLeaf Collaborative co-developed, with NOAA, the Climate Explorer tool. In a recent update, functionality was enhanced by upgrading the underlying map technology to ArcGIS. Living Atlas expands the collection of climate and socioeconomic datasets available for risk-based decision making, and Story Maps simplify the complex narratives of localized community resilience. These improvements provide a more robust platform for extensibility and active use by communities of all sizes.
Nathan Kerr, Jeff Hicks, and Jim Fox, NEMAC- FernLeaf Collaborative
GIS Solutions for Municipal Climate Resilience
Climate hazards pose a significant threat to West Palm Beach and prioritizing our actions for resilience is a substantial challenge. By leveraging our investment in enterprise GIS, our asset and land records data inventory, and the power of geospatial analysis, we are better positioning ourselves to maximize our actions and investments for climate adaptation, risk reduction, and disaster response.
Jim Fox and Jeff Hicks, NEMAC- FernLeaf Collaborative
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Enterprise GIS - ArcGIS Online and IoT (User Presentations) Room 209 AB
ArcGIS Online Organization Administration at Scale
As the adoption of WebGIS accelerates within your organization, and more and more users begin using the platform, a new set of challenges emerges pertaining to user lifecycle management, content curation and the automation of administrative tasks. This session will relate the experiences of Virginia Tech's AGOL org administrators as we transitioned to administration at scale, and identify best practices.
Seth Peery, Virginia Tech
The Town of Cary's Simulated Smart City
The Town of Cary is embracing IoT and has transformed its Town Hall Campus into a Simulated Smart City. The Simulated Smart City Program incubates IoT technologies powered by public/private partnerships that create an ecosystem to test, develop and showcase solutions on their campus to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by harnessing technology, especially technology that leads to smart outcomes.
Leith Britt,Tyler Waring, Town of Cary and Steve Mulberry, GISinc
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Survey123 for ArcGIS: Beyond the Basics (Esri Technical Session)
In this technical session we will introduce techniques to build sophisticated smart forms to support field data capture workflows. We will describe how to build smart-forms with skip logic, custom user-input validation rules and other advanced features. This session will also explore other advanced Survey123 workflows such as editing existing data, work with related tables, offline etc.
*Intermediate
Ismael Chivite, Esri Room 217 A
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
ArcGIS Pro for Making Mobile Maps (Esri Technical Session)
ArcGIS Pro is the application you use to create custom maps for the ArcGIS series of field applications (Explorer, Collector and Navigator). We will go over best pratices for creating mobile map packages for these prodcts. We will cover how to get the best performing cartography, locators and routing with your own data into your mobile map package.
*All Users
Mike Sweeney, Esri Room 208 A
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
ArcGIS Solutions for Emergency Management (Esri Technical Session)
This session will cover how to configure and deploy the ArcGIS for Emergency Management solutions for State and Local governments. We will provide an overview of ready-to-use maps and applications to support- Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation workflows across government, discuss some of the lessons learned from the recent storm events and wildland fire activities across the US and introduce you to some of the newly released maps and apps that can help you ensure your organization is properly prepared.
*All Users
Nikki Golding, Esri Room 217 D
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Southeast User Conference Social - Held at the Nascar Hall of Fame